A site for bibliophiles like me, and indophiles, and all those interested in TIME – the philosophy of time, the physics of time, the past, the future, time travel, time-slips, alternative universes, reincarnation (ETC!)

I travel a lot, and read whenever and wherever, and like writing reviews, especially long discursive ones. I started years ago with Medieval Mysteries, but my interests are much wider than that, as anyone who glances through the Categories list here will see. As second-hand bookstalls and shops bring out the shopaholic in me quite as irresistibly as any clothes or accessories boutique, I shan’t be writing reviews only of new books, but of books that are still, and will always be, as good as or better than anything on this week’s bestseller list.

When I am not lost in one of the many thousands of alternative worlds created by writers of fiction, my main interests (in this world) are, firstly, the Far East, especially India, Burma and Thailand; Hinduism (but not so much Buddhism, which anyway is really only a branch, an off-shoot, of Hinduism), reincarnation, and yoga. And then various other esoteric pursuits such as shamanism and witchcraft, palmistry, and certain aspects of astrology, such as the Moon Signs, which I believe in implicitly, and will post a series of articles on, one dealing with each sign. (Actual horoscopes I still don’t really understand, especially in jyotish, Vedic (Indian) astrology.)

And then there is TIME. I love to read about Time – time-travel stories, time-slip stories, stories of reincarnation, and books about reincarnation and time travel, and “WHAT IS TIME?” , the only branch of philosophy that ever grabbed me at university – and still grabs me! “Time doesn’t pass, we pass through time.” Doesn’t that make you think, doesn’t it bring out the philosopher in you?

11 responses

18 01 2011
Dr. Paul Doherty

I hope you will be pleased to know that I am presently working on the next Athelstan novel and it should be published later this year. That is in addition to several other projects I am working on at the moment. I am also due to appear on a National Geographic programme about Elizabeth I due to be broadcast on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 in the US. Enjoy your reading!

Dr. Paul Doherty

19 01 2011
Kanti Burns

I am delighted. And thanks very, very much for letting us know – “us” because I’ll spread the good news in the next MedievalMysteries.com newsletter.

20 05 2011
Big Brenda

Hi Kanti! I love your blog but what happened to the reviews of books on India and yoga and so on? And more about time travel PLEASE!

22 05 2011
Kanti Burns

Hi Brenda. You are absolutely right. India coming up. And yoga. And time, too, I promise, when I have some.

21 03 2013
Thomas Hay

You might like my time travel story. “An Abduction Revelation”, inspired by some true life events of the author (me). Will offer a comp copy for review.

27 03 2013
Kanti Burns

Yes, I’d like to read that. Sorry not to have got back to you before.

16 08 2013
Thomas Hay

Haven’t heard from you. Email me if yr still wanting to read “An Abduction Revelation”. bornready@att.net

16 08 2013
kevin bradley

A matter of time by glen cook Millennium by John Varley Timelike Infinity by Stephen Baxter Cowl By Neal Asher

16 08 2013
Kanti Burns

Thanks, Kevin. I’ll have a look at these.

4 10 2013
Glyn Iliffe

Hi Kanti
You reviewed my first novel, King of Ithaca, a couple of years back and kindly gave it a positive review. Would you be interested in considering the fourth in the series, The Oracles of Troy, as I’d be very happy to send you a preview version if you are?
Thanks you for your previous review.
Best wishes,
Glyn Iliffe

8 10 2013

Hi there!

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